History YMMV / TheExpendables

15th Mar '17 9:44:01 AM TellAll111
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* EvilIsCool: If the franchise is a love letter to 80's action movies, the villains are equally as fun to watch, it helps that they're played by Creator/EricRoberts, Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme and Creator/MelGibson.
3rd Mar '17 12:29:59 AM mlsmithca
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* SoCoolItsAwesome: The entire series. Considering the fact that they are the revival of the action movie genre, this is to be expected.
18th Feb '17 6:52:32 PM MM_Crusader
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** According to Barney, Arnold Schwarzenegger's character, Trench, wanted to be the President. In the 2007 film ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', there is a President Arnold Schwarzenegger.
25th Nov '16 6:41:00 AM contrafanxxx
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGPxlMpzqYQ This fanmade musical]] contains a chorus that says "PG-13 is for pussies". The third movie was rated PG-13, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks much to the annoyance of fans]].



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGPxlMpzqYQ This fanmade musical]] of ''The Expendables'' contains a chorus that says "PG-13 is for pussies". [[{{Irony}} Ironically, the third movie was eventually rated PG-13]].
22nd Nov '16 5:05:48 AM Cieloazul
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** In 2009, one year before the first film's release, Mickie Rourke had an apparition in Wrestling/{{WWE}} thanks to his work in ''Film/TheWrestler'' to work a storyline with Wrestling/ChrisJericho. As at first Rourke didn't trust the company, he brought with him an entourage of tough guys, including MMA fighter Frank Shamrock, boxer Clint Coronel and an Israeli bounty hunter, just in case he got double crossed or something. Naturally, after the film came out and this was made public, a fan in [[http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/10/17/6994427/wwe-chris-jericho-book-best-in-the-world-story-vince-mcmahon-fought-frank-shamrock-wrestling-news this page]] was quick to point out that Rourke had assembled his own team of Expendables for real.

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** In 2009, one year before the first film's release, Mickie Rourke had an apparition in Wrestling/{{WWE}} thanks to his work in success with ''Film/TheWrestler'' to work a storyline with Wrestling/ChrisJericho. As at first Rourke didn't trust the company, he brought with him an entourage of tough guys, including MMA fighter Frank Shamrock, boxer Clint Coronel and an Israeli bounty hunter, just in case he got double crossed or something. Naturally, after the film came out and this was made public, a fan in [[http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/10/17/6994427/wwe-chris-jericho-book-best-in-the-world-story-vince-mcmahon-fought-frank-shamrock-wrestling-news this page]] was quick to point out that Rourke had assembled his own team of Expendables for real.
22nd Nov '16 5:05:19 AM Cieloazul
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** WWE has adopted [[ImageSong Diamond Eyes]] as one of their themes. From a film that featured a classically-trained wrestler kicking a professional wrestler into a fire.

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** WWE In 2009, one year before the first film's release, Mickie Rourke had an apparition in Wrestling/{{WWE}} thanks to his work in ''Film/TheWrestler'' to work a storyline with Wrestling/ChrisJericho. As at first Rourke didn't trust the company, he brought with him an entourage of tough guys, including MMA fighter Frank Shamrock, boxer Clint Coronel and an Israeli bounty hunter, just in case he got double crossed or something. Naturally, after the film came out and this was made public, a fan in [[http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/10/17/6994427/wwe-chris-jericho-book-best-in-the-world-story-vince-mcmahon-fought-frank-shamrock-wrestling-news this page]] was quick to point out that Rourke had assembled his own team of Expendables for real.
** Talking about WWE, it
has adopted [[ImageSong Diamond Eyes]] as one of their themes. From a film that featured a classically-trained wrestler kicking a professional wrestler into a fire.
12th Oct '16 9:48:32 AM k410ren
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* SpecialEffectFailure: The guard that Ross decapitated somehow managed to grow his head back between shots.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: SpecialEffectFailure:
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The guard that Ross decapitated somehow managed to grow his head back between shots.shots.
** [[spoiler:The flames covering Paine when Toll Road sets him on fire are obviously CGI.]]
29th Aug '16 3:00:45 PM 43110
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* CompleteMonster: Rogue CIA agent James Munroe is the Big Bad of the first film. A drug smuggler and mercenary, Munroe is responsible for his partner, General Garza, transforming the island of Vilena into a PoliceState, using the people as labor in their drug operation. During his first scene, Munroe kills one prisoner, then derides Garza for his lack of spine, forcing the General to murder a second prisoner in order to save face. When the Expendables raid Vilena, Munroe captures Garza's daughter, Sandra, who opposes her father's government, and has her waterboarded over Garza's objections. He contracts former Expendable, Gunnar, to kill the rest of the team, and when Garza turns on him following the Expendables' assault on Vilena, he shoots the General in the back, kills the rest of his security detail, and tries to make good his escape, though not before instructing Paine and The Brit to torture Barney Ross, and taking Sandra hostage to use as a HumanShield. Caring only for his profits, Munroe is willing to wreck an entire country in order to increase them.

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* CompleteMonster: [[RogueAgent Rogue CIA agent CIA agent]] James Munroe is the Big Bad BigBad of the first film. A drug smuggler and mercenary, [[HiredGuns mercenary]], Munroe is responsible for his partner, [[TheGeneralissimo General Garza, Garza]], transforming the island of Vilena [[BananaRepublic Vilena]] into a PoliceState, using the people as labor in their drug operation. During his first scene, Munroe kills one prisoner, then derides Garza [[EvenEvilHasStandards Garza]] for his lack of spine, forcing the General [[NobleDemon General]] to murder a second prisoner in order to save face. When the Expendables raid Vilena, Munroe captures Garza's daughter, Sandra, who opposes her father's government, and has her waterboarded over Garza's objections. He contracts former Expendable, Gunnar, to kill the rest of the team, and when Garza turns on him following the Expendables' assault on Vilena, he shoots the General in the back, InTheBack, kills the rest of his security detail, and tries to make good his escape, though not before instructing Paine [[TheDragon Paine]] and [[TortureTechnician The Brit Brit]] to torture [[TheHero Barney Ross, Ross]], and taking Sandra hostage to use as a HumanShield. Caring only for [[OnlyInItForTheMoney his profits, profits]], Munroe is willing to wreck an entire country [[{{Greed}} in order to increase them.them]].
21st Aug '16 9:04:04 AM eroock
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* OneSceneWonder: Trench and Church, played by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Creator/BruceWillis. The sequel gives them more screentime and action sequences. Also, Mickey Rourke, who has about 5 minutes of screen time yet gives arguably the best performance of the first film.

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* OneSceneWonder: Trench and Church, played by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Creator/BruceWillis. The sequel gives them more screentime and action sequences. Also, Mickey Rourke, Creator/MickeyRourke, who has about 5 minutes of screen time yet gives arguably the best performance of the first film.
16th Apr '16 3:14:41 PM contrafanxxx
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* FandomBerserkButton: Never bring up the [[{{Bowdlerise}} PG-13 rating]] to hardcore fans of the series. Just don't. There's a reason why this movie got a lot of backlash.

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* FandomBerserkButton: Never bring up the [[{{Bowdlerise}} PG-13 rating]] to hardcore fans of the series. Just don't. There's a reason why this movie [[Film/TheExpendables3 the third movie]] got a lot of backlash.
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